Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright

Highest Rated: 32% The Gospel (2005)

Lowest Rated: 0% Try Seventeen (2002)

Birthday: Mar 10, 1950

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Actress Aloma Wright was a critical and audience favorite for her realistic turns as no-nonsense working women on "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-2010), "Suits" (USA Network, 2011- ) and "Days of Our Lives" (NBC, 1965- ). Born Aloma Lesley Wright on March 10, 1950 in New York City, she began her professional career shortly after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She toured with numerous musical productions, including "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "The Gospel Truth," and netted Drama-Logue Awards in 1996 and 1997 for "The Visit" and "From the Mississippi Delta," respectively. Wright also made her screen acting debut during this period, appearing largely in guest roles on television series like "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004) and "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004). She was also a series regular on "Power Rangers in Space" (Fox/ABC Family, 1998) and enjoyed recurring appearances as formidable judges on both "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002) and "Judging Amy" (CBS, 1999-2005). Wright's breakout role came in 2001 when she was cast as Nurse Laverne Roberts, who grounded the animated medical staff with her acerbic tone on "Scrubs." When series creator Bill Lawrence decided to kill off the character in its sixth season, he promised Wright that he would write a new character for her if the series was renewed for another season. True to form, Wright returned as Nurse Shirley, whose similarity to Nurse Laverne was only perceived by Zach Braff's J.D. Wright would continue with the series for another season while also playing another nurse, the decidedly warmer Maxine Landis, on "Days of Our Lives" from 2008 to 2015. She also enjoyed recurring turns as social worker Mildred Clemons, who oversaw Addison Montgomery's (Kate Walsh) attempt to adopt a baby, on "Private Practice" (ABC, 2007-2013) and as Gretchen Bodinski, the savvy secretary to lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), on "Suits." She departed the series in 2017 to join the cast of TBS's "The Guest Book," a comedy created by Greg Garcia about the eccentric residents of a small town.

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Christmas Edition Edna (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baking Christmas Patty (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet My American Nurse 2 Madam Mississippi (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 19% My Girlfriend's Back Cynthia (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 36% Love and Other Four Letter Words Nana (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grad Night Principal Wheeler (Character) - 2006
32% 75% The Gospel Ernestine (Character) $15.8M 2005
6% 44% Johnson Family Vacation Glorietta Johnson (Character) $31.2M 2004
0% 36% Try Seventeen Alicia (Character) - 2002
28% 72% Kingdom Come Veda (Character) $23.2M 2001
18% 78% Trippin' Louise Reed (Character) $9M 1999

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Young Dylan Viola Wilson (Character) 2020-2021
83% 67% Forky Asks a Question Unknown (Character) 2019
90% 86% Suits Gretchen (Guest Star) 2015-2019
64% 88% The Guest Book Emma (Character) 2017-2018
87% 91% The Carmichael Show Aunt Clarice (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soul Man Shirley (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 88% The Middle Cashier (Guest Star) 2014
35% 70% Growing Up Fisher Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
51% 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2012-2013
83% 87% Scrubs Nurse Roberts (Guest Star) 2001-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's House of Payne Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
94% 96% Mad Men Viola (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 84% NCIS Nurse Ethel Washington (Guest Star) 2006
83% No Score Yet Kevin Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Florence George (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
61% 74% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 92% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
79% 94% Friends The Saleswoman (Guest Star) 1999
93% 95% Frasier Maria (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Steve Harvey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer, Private Eye Nanny Morgan (Guest Star) 1998
56% No Score Yet Dangerous Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diva Diaries Unknown (Character)
0% No Score Yet The Trouble With Normal Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Method & Red Unknown (Guest Star)

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